Service Providers Durham Region

Not Applicable

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
250 The Esplanade – Suite 204
Toronto, ON
M5A 1J2

Their services/programs include:

  • Funding support for high school and post-secondary
  • Foundation for the Advancement for Aboriginal Youth
  • Aboriginal Hall of Fame
  • Aboriginal Membership Program
  • Progressive Aboriginal Relations

Available in Durham
no culturally sensitive services

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)
920 Champlain Court,
Whitby, ON
L1N 6K9

Community Services/programs include:

    • Meal delivery and dining programs
    • Caregiver relief
    • Transportation services
    • Community dining
    • Friendly visiting
    • Supportive housing
    • Adult day programs

Home Care Services:
Home care services are customized to meet patients specific needs during a needs assessment

      • Nursing
      • ersonal support (help with bathing, dressing, etc.)
      • Physiotherapy
      • Occupational therapy
      • Speech-language therapy
      • Social work
      • Nutritional counseling
      • Medical supplies and equipment

Available in Durham

Durham District School Board
First Nation Métis and Inuit Education

Durham District School Board
400 Tauton Road East
Whitby, ON
L1R 2K6
Their Services/programs include:

  • Advisory Circle
  • Aboriginal Family Network Program
  • Self-Identification
  • Speaker Series

Durham Catholic District School Board

650 Rossland Rd. W.
Oshawa, ON
L1J 7C4
Ext. 22291

Their Services/programs include:

  • Community Events

Suswaaning Endaajig Durham College

2000 Simcoe St. N
Oshawa, ON
L1H 7K4

Their Services/programs include:

  • Community Events
  • Full Moon Ceremonies
  • Regalia Making workshops
  • Cultural workshops
  • Cedar Tea Sharing circle
  • Access to Elders
  • Student services

Service Location: Toronto

Council Fire Native Cultural Centre

439 Dundas St. East.
Toronto, ON
M5A 2B1

Their Services/programs include:

  • Food Bank
  • Clothing bank
  • Counseling
  • Health Care Nurse
  • Family nurturing
  • Meals
  • Student Placement
  • Daily Drop in Program
  • Legal Clinic
  • Community Service Work Hours
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Traditional Wakes and Funerals
  • After Care Program
  • Catching a Dream
  • Educational Upgrade

None Currently Available in Durham

Service Location: Toronto
Aboriginal Printing Corporation
Commerce Court North,
25 King St. West Toronto, ON
M5L 1E7

Their services/programs include:

  • digital and offset printing
  • business services
  • one-to-one marketing
  • web to print

Non Currently Available in Durham

Aboriginal Studies- University of Toronto
North Borden Building, 2nd Floor
Toronto On, M5S 2J7
416-243-7669 x226

Their services/programs include:

  • Culture, creativity and the well being of Indigenous people and their knowledge within Canada and globally

None Currently Available in Durham Region

Aboriginal Labour Force Development Circle

Service Location: Toronto

P.O. Box 331
York Rd.
Shannon ON
K0K 3A0


Their services/programs include:

  • purchase of training
  • job creation and partnership
  • mobility assistance
  • Targeted wage subsidy
  • Community Youth Forum
  • Alter-abled initiatives
Available in the Durham Region AIDS Committee Durham 22 King St. West Oshawa, ON 905-576-1445 Their services/programs include:
  • counseling
  • food bank
  • holistic services
  • hamper program: food, gifts and toys
  • complimentary therapies program
  • inter-agency support/community programs
  • medical services drop-in
  • skills development
  • Peer mentoring program
  • Support groups
  • advocacy
  • case management
  • youth program
  • volunteer driver program
Not currently available in Durham: Anishnawbe Health Toronto – Gerrard 179 Gerrard Street East Toronto, ON M5A 2E5 416-920-2605 Their services/programs include:
  • Babishikhan – circle of care workers
  • Nmakaandjiiwin – Finding My Way
  • Community Health Worker Training Program
  • ta ti Bean Program (O tay) Homelessness Prevention
  • Enaadamged Kwe (women’s helper) – Traditional Family Services/Counselors
Anishnawbe Health Toronto – Queen The Queen Street Location is the medical unit 225 Queens St. East Toronto, ON M5A 1S4 Their services/programs include:
  • Physicians
  • Dieticians
  • RN’s
  • Psychiatrist
  • Chiropractors Traditional Healers/Helpers (Osh Ka Be Wis)
  • Naturopaths Diabetes Health Educator
  • Chiropodist
  • Dentist
  • FASD Services Diagnostic
  • Walk in clinic
Anishnawbe Health – Charles 4 Charles St E, Toronto, ON 416-657-0379 Their Services Programs include:
  • Culturally-based programming
  • Traditional counselling
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Social worker
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Community Health nurse
  • Recreation activities

Currently Available in Durham
Aboriginal Specific services and programs

Carea Community Health Centre
115 Grassmere Ave,
Oshawa, ON

  • Family centered primary care, health promotion and health education team of professionals include doctors, nurse practitioners, social workers and health promoters.
  • Diabetes Education Program
  • Liver Health and Hepatitis C Team
  • Counseling Services

Their services/programs include:

  • Durham wide Aboriginal needs assessment – completed
  • Delivery of Big Drum Socials
  • Aboriginal Awareness cultural Training
  • Aboriginal Children Programs
  • Family Gathering Group
  • Aboriginal Youth Program
  • Aboriginal Family Gathering
  • Medicine Wheel Garden
  • Aboriginal Awareness
  • Aboriginal Program Assessment Project

Available in Durham (No Specific aboriginal programming)

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
343 Centre South
Oshawa, ON

Their services/programs include:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Assertive Community Treatment Teams
  • Community Access Services
  • Community Treatment Orders
  • Family Caregiver Project Team
  • Healthy Living Program
  • Housing Case Manager
  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training
  • Nurse Practitioner led Clinic
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Support Groups
  • Individual Counseling

None currently Available in Durham Region

Aboriginal Housing Support Centre

Service Location: Toronto
20 Sewells Road
Toronto, ON
M1B 3G5
Services Available:

Toronto Services/programs include:

  • Assistance in applying for social housing
  • Native housing providers (housing connections)
  • Workshops and support groups for aboriginal tenants) Assistance with apartment searchers and referrals
  • Up to date information about aboriginal agencies that serve the community in Toronto
  • Counseling for families to remain housed that are waiting for non-profit housing

None currently Available in Durham Region

2- Spirited People

Service Location: Toronto
395 Young Street Suite 202
Toronto, ON
M4Y 1Z4
416-944-9300 ext. 222
Toronto Services/programs include:
• HIV/AIDS education
• Outreach
• Prevention
• Support and counseling
• Curriculum Development Program

None currently available in the Durham Region

Aboriginal Legal Services 

Service Location: Toronto
Kimberly Murray
Toronto, ON
M5B 2E7
(416) 408-3967

Aboriginal Legal Services
Their services/programs include:

  • Housing problems and tenant rights
  • Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Plan
  • Indian act matters and status card issues
  • Canada Pension Plan Disabilities
  • Support Plans
  • Police Complaints
  • Criminal Injuries Compensations
  • Human Rights

Aboriginal Court Worker

  • Referral to lawyers on other matters including criminal and family law
  • Explains legal rights to clients and will help them obtain council

Aboriginal Peacekeeping Unit

None currently available in Durham

Service Location: Toronto

40 College Street Toronto ON
M5G 2J3
Their services/programs include:

  • Police clinics
  • Project warmth
  • Aboriginal Youth mentoring program
  • Kids and Cops fishing buddies

Updates available via Internet

Chiefs of Ontario
111 Peter Street
Suite 804
Toronto, ON
M5V 2H1

Their services/programs include:

  • The Chiefs of Ontario is comprised of 133 nations and is a political forum and secretariat. For collective decision making, action and advocacy
  • Their website is dedicated to informing people on the latest news and events affecting Aboriginal People.

Available in Durham

Bethesda House- Bowmanville

PO Box 82
Bowmanville, ON
L1C 3K8

24 hour support line 905-623-6050 (Crisis Phone)

24 hour support line 1-800-338-3397 (toll free)
Their services/programs include:

  • Shelter services
  • 24 hour telephone crisis counseling
  • Child and Youth Worker support to shelter mothers and children
  • 1:1 and group counseling to both shelter and community clients
  • Community-based 1:1 and group counseling for youth (both female and male)
  • Educational workshops and presentations regarding domestic violence/women abuse/relationship abuse/bullying/healthy relationships etc. geared to the specific target audience (i.e., general audience, professional audience, children, youth, etc.)

Durham Region’s Intimate-relationship Violence Empowerment Network(D.R.I.V.E.N)

1320 Airport Blvd.
Oshawa, ON
L1H 7K4
1-877-723-3905 (Toll Free)
905-432-7233 (Office)

Their Services/programs include:

  • Support for victims of intimate relationship violence
  • Medical attention/documentation of injuries
  • Danger assessment and safety plan
  • Housing Assistance
  • Options/Assistance financial difficulties
  • Counseling for women and children
  • Addiction counseling
  • Shelter admission
  • Police consultation
  • Childcare available
  • Coordination to help, leave or deal with current abuse

Available in Toronto:


Service Location: Toronto
1296 Weston
York, ON
M6M 4R3

Anduhyaun Emergency Shelter  provides:

  • Basic needs and support, 24 hours access to counselors, sexual assault service, crisis support and life skills. The shelter is open 24 hours a day.

Neekenaan Second Stage housing:

  • Offers transitional housing for women. They offer safe affordable housing for women and help women find permanent housing. There is no men, partners or ex-partners allowed in the building. There is also no alcohol or drugs tolerated.

Available in Durham

Dnaagdawenmag Binoojiijag Child & Family Services
Scugog Island First Nation Office
22600 Island Rd.
Port Perry, ON L9L 1B6
(905) 985-1826 Ext. 223

Services Provided

  • Child and Youth Mental Health & Addictions
  • Family Support Services
  • native Youth Justice Services
  • Youth in Transition

Children’s Aid Society
920 Champlain Court, Whitby, ON
L1N 6K9

Aboriginal services/programs include:

  • The program is designed to ensure that all of our services are provided to the region’s Aboriginals population in a manner that respects their culture, traditions, and needs, both “on” and “off-reserve”
  • Includes a dedicated Metis Family Services Worker and a First nations Aboriginal lawyer to work directly with Durham Region’s Aboriginals population.

Other services/programs available:

  • Family support program
  • High risk infant nurse program
  • On site Health Clinic
  • Pre-Natal Support Program
  • Positive Space

Available in the Durham Region

Aboriginal Voices Radio
PO Box 87, Station East
Toronto, ON
M6H 4E1
Their Services include: Radio station 106.5 FM